Tzarevna Scaling

Directed By : Uldus Bakhtiozina

Russia / 2021 / 70 min

Cast :

Alina Korol, Victoria Lisovskaya, Valentina Yasen, Uldus Bakhtiozina, Maria Pavlova

Produced By :

Uldus Bakhtiozina

Music By :

Zaur Parsiati

Language :


Festivals :

Berlinale 2021 – Forum Selection

Stockfish IFF – Official Selection

Shanghai IFF – Official Selection

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Synopsis :

A  fisherman’s daughter knows but one way to scale, yet all is too different for a daughter of a tzar. A  fish van attendant named Polina Schukina is struggling through tough times when a peculiar babushka approaches her stall looking to feed her cats. The treats are served back with a journey into the World of Tzareven – the graceful female crown characters of Russian folk tales – that turns out a place ruled by bureaucracy and its long winding corridors are crowded with young women hoping to  find ‘tzarevenness’ within themselves. Polina, too, sets to discover what it takes to be a Tzarevna and learn the tricks of ‘the highly competitive profession’.

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